This special edition of “Proud to be Malaysian” is dedicated to the people of Malaysia who are seeking the truth about their beloved country, whether it is really the right place to stay or otherwise. It is also initiated as a reminder to us how grateful we should be as a Malaysian, especially towards the celebration of Merdeka on 31st August 2017. As for me, Malaysia is the nicest place and I am not biased. There are rooms for improvement within the systems or policies here and there, but in overall – Malaysia is a nice place! Alhamdulillah.

It is estimated that no less than 10k Malaysians will be celebrating this year’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri in the foreign lands.

I still remember my first Raya abroad in 1997 when I had to celebrate the first day of Aidilfitri in my classroom, wearing a Baju Melayu and Songkok. There were no rendang, ketupat and dodol. What more duit raya or firecrackers!

But being Malaysian, we are quite good at entertaining ourselves during this “sentimental period”. Here are the top 10 most popular activities which Malaysian would definitely not want to miss during their Hari Raya celebration abroad.

Chapter 1:

One day my mom needed to go to Sweden. Oh! I forgot to tell you about me!

Hi, my name is Nur Zulfa Imani. You can also call me Nur! I live in Glasgow with my mom, dad, big brother and little brother.

One day my mom needed to go to Sweden. My mom said to my dad that we all can come, so we all packed up and went on the car to Edinburgh Airport. We did anything that we needed to go on the aeroplane.